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Mountain Lion Encounter in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park

The Patch has a story about a mother’s scary and tragic encounter with a mountain lion on a trail in the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park.  From the story:

A young mountain lion stalked a woman and her two children on an Orange County park trail and came close enough to pounce but was later shot to death by a game warden, authorities said in remarks reported today.

Scary for the mother and her children, sad for the mountain lion.

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